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Red and White Authority podcast - Filip Zadina

Detroit's first round pick, sixth overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Filip Zadina is our guest on Episode 85 of The Red and White Authority. Zadina shares with us the ups and downs of his professional hockey journey Listen now

Prospect Tournament

Gordie Howe Division Ted Lindsay Division

 

Streaming Schedule

Friday, September 7th

  • 7:30 p.m. - Detroit vs. Minnesota

Saturday, September 8th

  • 7:00 p.m. - Dallas vs. Detroit

Monday, September 10th

  • 4:00 p.m. - New York Rangers vs. Detroit

Tuesday, September 11th

  • 3:00 p.m. - 7th place game
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5th place game
  • 6:30 p.m. - 3rd place game
  • 7:00 p.m. - Championship Game

 

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Height: 6-5

Weight: 204

Shoots: Right

Born: 2/5/97 in Boxford, Massachusetts

DET's sixth-round pick (162nd overall) in 2017

2017-18: Finished his freshman season at Union College second among team's freshmen in scoring ... Scored his 1st collegiate goal on 10/21 at Niagara ... Made his collegiate debut on 9/30 at Boston U.

Highlights: Led the USHL in goals in 2016-17 with 37 and finished 5th in points with 60 ... More than tripled his goal total (eight to 37) and more than doubled his point total (24 to 60) from his first to second year in the USHL ... Named to 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game ... Named to 2017 All-USHL Second Team.

 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 195

Shoots: Left

Born: 2/15/98 in Langley, British Columbia

DET's first-round pick (20th overall) in 2016

2017-18: Ranked among the top-scoring defensemen in the WHL, combining for 66 points between Prince George and Portland ... Was named the captain of Prince George prior to his trade to Portland ... Led Portland with five goals in 12 playoff games ... Reassigned to Grand Rapids (AHL) after WHL season concluded.

Highlights: Skated for the WHL at the 2017-18 Canada/Russia Series ... Spent the 2016-17 season at St. Cloud State University prior to signing with Detroit on 4/6/17 ... Named a 2016 Second-Team BCHL All-Star with the Chilliwack Chiefs prior to being drafted ... Won gold with Canada West at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 193

Shoots: Left

Born: 4/5/96 in Skara, Sweden

DET's fourth-round pick (106th overall) in 2014

2017-18: Posted career highs in all offensive categories (7-10-17) in third full season in Sweden's top professional league ... Tied for seventh on Frolunda in goals and 10th in points ... Skated in all six postseason games.

Highlights: Signed to entry-level contract by Detroit on 4/20/17 ... Won SHL championship with Frolunda as a first-year pro in 2015-16 ... Helped Frolunda to back-to-back Champions League Tournament championships in 2015-16 and 2016-17 ... Represented Sweden at 2015 and 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (totaling 1-3-4 in 14 GP) ... Named Best Forward of the Swedish Junior League in 2014-15.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Shoots: Left

Born: 1/8/97 in Stockholm, Sweden

DET's seventh-round pick (201st overall) in 2016

2017-18: Picked up 9 points in first full pro season, playing for Vasterviks IK in Sweden's second-highest pro league.

Highlights: Led Malmo's junior team in scoring with 43 points and finished 4th in league scoring in 2016-17 ... Made his professional debut at 18 by skating in 5 games for Malmo (SHL) in 2015-16 ... Also appeared in 26 pro games between Malmo and IK Pantern (Swe-2) in 2016-17, combining for 4 points (1-3-4).

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 191

Shoots: Right

Born: 4/23/99 in Smiths Falls, Ontario

DET's fifth-round pick (131st overall) in 2017

2017-18: Led his team in penalty minutes for the second time in his three OHL seasons with 70.

Highlights: Is a teammate of fellow Red Wings prospect Zach Gallant with OHL Peterborough ... Posted a junior career-high 19 points (6-13-19) in 2016-17.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 187

Catches: Left

Born: 9/23/98 in Brigden, Ontario

Signed as a free agent by DET on 10/3/17

2017-18: Won an OHL championship with Hamilton Bulldogs ... Was named Top Goaltender at the Memorial Cup with tournament-best 2.27 GAA and 0.918 save percentage in four games ... Set career highs with 32 wins, a 2.86 GAA, 0.899 SV% and three shutouts in third full OHL season en route to an Eastern Conference championship ... Led all OHL goaltenders in the postseason with a 2.70 GAA and a 16-5 record.

Highlights: Was signed by Detroit as an undrafted free agent on 10/3/17 after attending the team's development camp and training camp.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 198

Shoots: Left

Born: 3/6/99 in Oakville, Ontario

DET's third-round pick (83rd overall) in 2017

2017-18: Served as an alternate captain of the Peterborough Petes in his third full OHL season ... Tied for fourth on the team with 16 goals and finished eighth with 31 points.

Highlights: Recorded a junior career-high 47 points (21-26-47) and was named his team's most improved player in 2016-17 ... Voted third most improved player and best on faceoffs in annual Eastern Conference Coaches Poll in 2016- 17 ... Was selected fifth overall by Peterborough in 2015 OHL Draft ... Is a teammate of fellow Red Wings prospect Cole Fraser in Peterborough.

 

Height: 5-10

Weight: 170

Shoots: Left

Born: 4/18/99 in Grafton, Ontario

DET's seventh-round pick (193rd overall) in 2017

2017-18: Ranked ninth on Saginaw Spirit in points despite missing the final two months of the regular season due to injury ... Was sixth on the team in points per game (0.61) in his third OHL season ... Served as an alternate captain for the second straight year.

Highlights: Registered a junior career-high 47 points (26-21-47) in 2016-17, which ranked fourth on Saginaw ... Has accumulated only 16 PIM through his first three OHL seasons ... Was selected sixth overall by Saginaw in 2015 OHL Draft ... Is a teammate of fellow Red Wings prospect Reilly Webb.

 

Height: 5-8

Weight: 180

Shoots: Left

Born: 5/4/96 in Kamloops, British Columbia

Signed as a free agent by DET on 9/24/14

2017-18: Made his NHL debut with Detroit on 1/22 at New Jersey ... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on 3/27 vs. Pittsburgh and totaled three assists in his first three NHL games ... Posted a +5 rating in five NHL games.

Highlights: Won the 2017 Calder Cup championship and led Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman in both regular-season (34) and playoff (eight) points as a first-year pro ... 2016 WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team and 2015 WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team ... Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship and served as an alternate captain in 2016 (totaled 1-5-6 in 12 GP) ... Also won bronze for Canada at the 2014 World U18 Championship, silver at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and gold at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 219

Shoots: Left

Born: 6/29/96 in Arvidsjaur, Sweden

DET's seventh-round pick (196th overall) in 2014

2017-18: Finished second in points by Grand Rapids Griffins rookies (26) in first full North American season and fourth professional season ... Ranked 10th on the team in points and sixth in assists (19) ... Earned only four PIM, lowest among the team's regulars.

Highlights: Appeared in four playoff games for Griffins during 2017 Calder Cup championship run ... Helped his Swedish club, Skelleftea, reach the SHL finals in 2015 and 2016 ... Named the Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year in 2014-15 after leading the pro league in rookie scoring with 20 points ... Named to Swedish World Junior Championship team in 2015 and 2016, totaling 13 points (2-11-13) in 14 GP ... Also represented Sweden at 2014 World U18 Championship and finished second in tournament scoring with 11 points (3-8-11) in seven games.

 

Height: 6-4

Weight: 205

Shoots: Right

Born: 10/1/96 in Cohasset, Massachusetts

DET's sixth-round pick (170th overall) in 2015

2017-18: Improved his offensive totals in all categories as a sophomore, posting 19 points (6-13-19) in 33 games ... Was second among defenseman and eighth overall for Maine in points ... Had back-to-back three-point games to begin a seven-game point streak from 12/2-1/6.

Highlights: Is a teammate of fellow Red Wings prospect Chase Pearson at Maine.

 

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

Shoots: Right

Born: 11/2/97 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.

DET's second-round pick (53rd overall) in 2016

2017-18: Named to 2018 AHL All-Rookie Team ... Ranked second among AHL rookie defensemen, tied for 18th among all rookies and tied for seventh among AHL defensemen with 39 points ... Recorded a career-high four points in the team's regular-season finale on 4/14 vs. Cleveland.

Highlights: Skated in two games during Grand Rapids Griffins' 2017 Calder Cup championship run ... Was named to OHL Third All-Star Team after leading Saginaw Spirit defensemen with 61 points (14-47-61) in 59 games in 2016-17 ... Represented Czech Republic at 2015 World U18 Championship and 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, totaling nine points (2-7-9) in 15 games.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 196

Shoots: Left

Born: 11/16/98 in Helsinki, Finland

DET's third-round pick (71st overall) in 2017

2017-18: Appeared in all 40 games for Boston University as a freshman and posted team's third-best plus-minus rating at +12, helping the team win the Hockey East championship ... Picked up first collegiate point on 10/21 vs. Connecticut and scored first goal on 11/17 vs. Maine ... Also represented Finland at the IIHF World Junior Championship, skating in all five games.

Highlights: Played for the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede prior to committing to Boston University ... Skated for Finland at the 2016 World U18 Championship (0-4-4 in six games).

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 187

Catches: Left

Born: 8/17/98 in Stockholm, Sweden

DET's sixth-round pick (167th overall) in 2016

2017-18: Moved from Sweden to North America and led the USHL with a 1.65 GAA (second-best in league history) and a 0.941 SV% (best in league history), while ranking second with seven shutouts ... Posted an 18-10 record but did not play after 2/24 due to injury ... Represented Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship, going 1-0 with a 2.00 GAA and 0.909 SV% ... Named 2018 USHL Goaltender of the Year and to the All-USHL First Team.

Highlights: Announced his commitment to the University of Denver starting in 2018-19 on 12/12/17 ... Led the Swedish junior league in save percentage (0.925) in 2016-17 with Djurgardens IF ... Won back-to-back Swedish junior championships in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 219

Shoots: Left

Born: 7/16/90 in Albany, New York

Signed as a free agent by DET on 10/1/08

2017-18: Served as an alternate captain in his ninth season with the Grand Rapids Griffins ... Appeared in one game for the Red Wings.

Highlights: Is one of three players to win two Calder Cup championships with the Griffins (2013, 2017) ... Has appeared in 123 games for Detroit since 2012-13 ... Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship (0-2-2 in seven games) ... 2010 OHL All-Star.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 187

Shoots: Right

Born: 10/20/98 in Ostervala, Sweden

DET's second-round pick (38th overall) in 2017

2017-18: Established career highs in goals (six), assists (eight) and points (14) in his second year as a pro ... Ranked second among team's defensemen in points and tied for 10th overall ... Represented Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship, winning a silver medal (0-1-1 in seven games).

Highlights: Signed a two-year contract with Frolunda in the top Swedish pro league on 4/3/18.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Shoots: Left

Born: 6/12/98 in Lulea, Sweden

DET's fourth-round pick (107th overall) in 2016

2017-18: Transferred clubs from Orebro HK to HV71 and posted best offensive totals (2-10-12) in three seasons of Swedish junior hockey ... Served as an alternate captain as HV71 captured the league championship.

Highlights: 2018 Swedish U20 League champion.

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 236

Shoots: Right

Born: 4/20/92 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Acquired from FLA by DET on 3/1/17

2017-18: Tied his AHL career high with 17 points in his fifth AHL season ... Set a pro career high with seven goals ... Led Grand Rapids Griffins with 119 PIM, his lowest total over a full AHL season.

Highlights: 2017 Calder Cup champion with Griffins ... Has appeared in 43 NHL games with NY Rangers and Florida ... Originally drafted in the first round (10th overall) by the NY Rangers in 2010.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Shoots: Left

Born: 8/23/97 in Alpharetta, Georgia

DET's fifth-round pick (140th overall) in 2015

2017-18: Named captain of Maine as a sophomore and bested his freshman year point total with 27 points (7-20-27) ... Ranked second on the team in assists and points ... Was among the initial nominees for the Hobey Baker Award ... 2018 Hockey East All-Star Team Honorable Mention.

Highlights: Won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2015 World Junior-A Challenge (2-4-6 in 5 games).

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 195

Catches: Left

Born: 2/8/96 in Andover, Minnesota

DET's fifth-round pick (136th overall) in 2014

2017-18: Posted a 1-7-2 record as a junior ... Registered a 0.925 SV% over his first five starts.

Highlights: Attended Colorado College in 2014-15 before transferring to RPI ... Named to 2013-14 NAHL All-Rookie Team with Wenatchee Wild.

 

Height: 6-6

Weight: 190

Catches: Right

Born: 2/9/99 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts

DET's third-round pick (88th overall) in 2017

2017-18: Appeared in 17 games as a freshman at Quinnipiac ... Made his collegiate debut on 10/8 vs. Boston U. and won his second start on 10/20 at Northeastern ... Posted three straight wins from 2/17-3/3 and surrendered two or fewer goals in four of his last five starts.

Highlights: Played for USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2016-17 and was named to the All-Rookie Team, leading first-year players with 22 wins ... Was named Best Goaltender and MVP of the USPHL in 2015-16 with Selects Hockey Academy ... Played for United States at 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

Shoots: Left

Born: 9/27/94 in Edmonton, Alberta

DET's fourth-round pick (109th overall) in 2013

2017-18: Topped offensive totals in all categories (20-21-41 in 35 games) as a senior at Omaha ... Led the team in goals, points and power-play goals (12) ... Tied for 28th overall in NCAA scoring and was second in the nation in points per game ... Was among the initial nominees for the Hobey Baker Award ... 2018 NCHC First-Team All-Star.

Highlights: Point totals jumped from eight to 31 to 41 in his last three collegiate seasons ... 2014 BCHL Second All-Star Team with the West Kelowna Warriors.

 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 205

Shoots: Right

Born: 1/24/93 in Windsor, Ontario

Acquired from NYR by DET on 10/21/17

2017-18: Acquired from the NY Rangers on 10/21 for Ryan Sproul ... Set career highs in fourth full AHL season with 23 goals and 57 points between Hartford and Grand Rapids ... Finished fourth on Griffins in goals and third in points ... 2018 AHL All-Star.

Highlights: Played 79 NHL games with Ottawa and NY Rangers from 2014-17 ... Recorded a hat trick with the Rangers on 12/29/16 at Arizona ... 2010 CHL All-Rookie Team and OHL Rookie of the Year ... Won gold with Canada at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and silver at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

 

Height: 6-6

Weight: 221

Shoots: Left

Born: 4/17/99 in Surrey, BC

DET's first-round pick (9th overall) in 2017

2017-18 Highlights: 24 points in first eight WHL playoff games ... Led Tri-City Americans in regular season in plus-minus (+17), power-play goals (17) and points-per-game (1.26) ... Finished fifth in WHL in power-play goals despite missing 25 games due to wrist surgery ... Named captain of Tri-City ... Scored four goals in five games for Detroit in preseason.

Career Highlights: Skated for the WHL at the 2017-18 Canada/Russia Series ... Represented Canada at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (0-2-2 in two games) and played on Canada Black at the 2015 IIHF World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (2-1-3 in five games).

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 176

Catches: Left

Born: 11/9/93 in Skalica, Slovakia

Signed as a free agent by DET on 5/21/18

2017-18: Led Czech Extraliga in GAA (1.73) and shutouts (seven) and ranked second in SV% (0.932) ... Represented Slovakia at 2018 Olympics but did not see game action ... Played for Slovakia at 2018 IIHF World Championship, posting a 1-1 record, 2.49 GAA and 0.906 SV%.

Highlights: Split his first four professional seasons between top leagues in Slovakia (SHK 37 Piestany) and Czech Republic (HK Hradec Kralove) ... Led Slovak league in SV% during 2015-16 season (0.933).

 

Height: 5-10

Weight: 182

Shoots: Right

Born: 5/15/97 in Rovaniemi, Finland

DET's third-round pick (73rd overall) in 2015

2017-18: Split first professional season between Grand Rapids (42 GP) and Toledo (10 GP) ... Racked up six points (2-4-6) in stint with Toledo before full-time AHL promotion ... Picked up his first AHL point (assist) in his AHL debut on 10/28 at Rockford.

Highlights: Has represented Finland in international play several times, winning a gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (0-4-4 in seven games) and being named a Top-3 Player on his team in 2017 (2-2-4 in six games) ... Was also named Best Defenseman at the 2015 World U18 Championship (3-6-9 in seven games) ... 2015 USHL Second All-Rookie Team with Green Bay Gamblers.

 

Height: 6-0

Weight: 205

Shoots: Left

Born: 4/2/96 in Brampton, Ontario

Acquired from SJ by DET on 5/26/16

2017-18: Tallied 29 points (12-27-29) in 39 games with Toledo and appeared in 13 games for Grand Rapids as second-year professional.

Highlights: 2017 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids ... Was originally drafted in the third round (81st overall) by San Jose in 2014.

 

Height: 6-6

Weight: 192

Shoots: Left

Born: 1/14/99 in Rodovre, Denmark

DET's fourth-round pick (100th overall) in 2017

2017-18: Made professional debut at age 18 by skating in one game for Malmo (SHL) and 26 games for IK Pantern (Sweden-2), totaling two assists ... Posted six points (1-5-6) in 14 games for Malmo's junior club ... Represented Denmark at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship (0-2-2 in six games).

Highlights: Earned a 2-year contract with Malmo starting in 2018-19 on 12/11/17 ... Won bronze with Denmark at the 2017 World U-18 Championship.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 206

Shoots: Left

Born: 2/27/98 in Toronto, Ontario

DET's second-round pick (46th overall) in 2016

2017-18: Was sidelined to begin the season with an ankle injury in training camp ... Recorded 11 points (8-3-11) in 19 games for OHL's Guelph Storm prior to being traded to Kitchener Rangers ... Registered 19 points (9-10-19) in 27 regular-season games with Kitchener but scored at a point-per-game pace in the OHL Playoffs with 18 points (11-7-18) in 18 games.

Highlights: Led the OHL in penalty minutes in back-to-back seasons (2015-16 and 2016-17) before trimming PIM total to 50 in 2017-18 ... Skated for Canada Red at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 207

Shoots: Left

Born: 3/4/94 in Pelhrimov, Czech Republic

Signed as a free agent by DET on 5/24/17

2017-18: Joined Grand Rapids Griffins at the end of his season with Lahti in Finland's top professional league, picking up two assists in two games ... Ranked third on his team in scoring (9-23-32 in 45 games) and led the league in shots with 307 ... Placed eighth among league defensemen in points ... Currently skating for Czech Republic at 2018 World Championship.

Highlights: Spent two seasons in Austria prior to signing with Detroit and was the league's Rookie of the Year in 2015-16 ... Won a championship with Pirati Chomutov in second-tier Czech Republic in 2014-15 ... Represented the Czech Republic at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 212

Shoots: Left

Born; 10/31/96 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

DET's first-round pick (19th overall) in 2015

2017-18: Skated in 57 games for Grand Rapids and 14 for Detroit ... Produced only five points (2-3-5) over the Griffins' first 26 games but improved to 17 (5-12-17) over his next 25 prior to being recalled by Detroit ... Scored his first NHL goal on 3/20 vs. Philadelphia and registered his 1st multi-point game on 3/29 at Buffalo.

Highlights: 2017 Calder Cup champion with Griffins as a first-year professional ... Scored shootout winner in NHL debut with Detroit on 4/3/17 vs. Ottawa ... 2015 QMJHL All-Rookie Team with Cape Breton ... Has represented Russia internationally numerous times, most notably winning silver medals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2014 World Junior A Challenge and 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Shoots: Left

Born: 2/25/96 in Pointe-Clare, Quebec

DET's third-round pick (63rd overall) in 2014

2017-18: Nearly doubled all his offensive totals in his second professional season with Grand Rapids, posting 32 points (14-18-32) after 18 (6-12-18) as a rookie ... Made NHL debut on 1/14 vs. Chicago and skated in five NHL games with Detroit.

Highlights: 2017 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids ... 2013 WHL champion with Portland Winterhawks ... Won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge (0-3-3 in six games) and skated in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 201

Catches: Left

Born: 6/5/97 in Zug, Switzerland

DET's fourth-round pick (110th overall) in 2015

2017-18: Played in 24 games for HC Davos (Switzerland) in his second professional season ... Ranked 16th in the league in GAA (3.01) and tied for 15th in SV% (0.905).

Highlights: Has represented Switzerland at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2015 World U18 Championship and was named a Top-3 Player on his team in 2015 and 2017 ... Led the Swedish U18 league in GAA and SV% in 2014-15.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 201

Shoots: Right

Born: 5/4/99 in Stoney Creek, Ontario

DET's sixth-round pick (164th overall) in 2017

2017-18: Played in 66 games after being limited to 20 in his previous two OHL seasons due to injury ... Scored his first OHL goal on 10/15 at North Bay.

Highlights: Traded from Hamilton Bulldogs to Saginaw Spirit on 1/10/18 ... Is a teammate of fellow Red Wings prospect Brady Gilmour.

 

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Shoots: Right

Born: 12/27/98 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta

DET's third-round pick (79th overall) in 2017

2017-18: Played for three different teams in WHL after two in-season trades ... Totaled 31 points (12-19-31) in 65 combined games with Red Deer, Lethbridge and Victoria ... Ranked 12th in the WHL with 105 PIM.

Highlights: Was named Best Forward of the AMMHL after leading the league with 45 goals and 81 points in 2013-14 prior to beginning his junior career.

Prospect Tournament

Schedule

Tuesday, September 11th
Championship Game - 7:00 p.m.
vs
FINAL: Columbus 7, Detroit 3

 

Monday, September 10th
Game #3 - 4:00 p.m.
vs
FINAL: Detroit 5, New York 0

 

Saturday, September 8th
Game #2 - 7:00 p.m.
vs
FINAL: Detroit 3, Dallas 1

 

Friday, September 7th
Game #1 - 7:30 p.m.
vs
FINAL: Minnesota 4, Detroit 2

 

Development Camp